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PC wont connect to monitor!

I'm building a gaming computer for the first time, and I've ran into a few difficulties. Mainly, the computer is not connecting to my monitor.

I'm using and hdmi cable for the connection because the motherboard only has a DMI adapter and my computer has a VAG adapter.

When I boot it, I just hear the fans come on (no beeping). I'm not sure if my motherboard has a system speaker or not, I couldn't find the information in the manual.

Here is the MOBO manual: http://www.quietpc.com/instructions/gigabyte/ga-z77n-itx.pdf

The Build:

Case: BitFenix Prodigy
Power Supply: Corsair TX650 Bronze
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z77N-Wifi
CPU: Core i5 3350p
Memory: Kingston 8GB HyperX LoVo
Graphics: XFX Radeon HD 7850
Hard Drive: 137WD1002FAEX

Further information: I put thermal paste on the processor prior to installing the stock cooler, which already had paste. I wiped it off, and then installed the cooler. Also, my power, reset, HDD and MSG are all hooked up, but could a wrong hook up keep the system from booting? Lastly, I don't have an optical drive.

I feel like my MOBO is fried... or maybe the graphics card. Any info would be much appreciated, thanks!
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  1. Best answer
    You need to have the monitor plugged into the graphics card, not the motherboard.
  2. tiny voices said:
    You need to have the monitor plugged into the graphics card, not the motherboard.


    Thank you so much!! Is there a way to rank you on this forum?
  3. No problem! just select my answer as the "solution" or "best answer" or whatever it is called now.
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